• Introducing the VR and AR: Stepping Into the New Frontier of Learning series

    By Maya Georgieva and Emory Craig, the co-founders of Digital Bodies - Immersive Learning With virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), we are on the cusp of the next wave of the Digital Revolution. Immersive computing will impact multiple areas of culture and society, transforming the way we...

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  • Combating Initiative Fatigue: Unifying and Integrating Student Success Initiatives

    If you’ve ever worked in a college or university you’ve probably experienced this: someone announces that your institution will be rolling out the latest bright, shiny new tool or program to help more students succeed. Then, another initiative or project pops up, somewhere else on...

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  • Opening the Black Box of Adaptivity

    Adaptive courseware has raised both the hope of personalized learning at scale and the fear that the systems will replace faculty in the learning process. While some proponents have talked about the promise of “a robot tutor in the sky,” others like Candice Thille at Stanford University...

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  • Enablement, Not Disruption, Spurs Change in Higher Ed

    Exciting innovations are taking place in higher education, but they’re rarely (if ever) the result of an overnight success. Years of work—securing grant funding, conducting intensive research, assembling teams, and preparing for experimentation and production—precede...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Predictive Analytics in the Spotlight

    Many in the higher education community are intrigued by the value of leveraging institutional analytics to improve student success, and have been for a while. “Institutional Analytics in Higher Education,” a 2016 EDUCAUSE ECAR report, asserts that the aspiration to use analytics to make...

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  • ID2ID Program to Connect Instructional Designers Nationwide

    Sometimes grassroots ideas spread like wildfire--even in higher education. What began as an organic movement within Penn State’s instructional design community has grown into a national partnership program between the university and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI...

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  • Same Course, Different Outcomes: The Mysterious Case of Computerized Developmental Math in Tennessee

    By Maggie P. Fay   A few years ago, Tennessee math teachers faced a puzzle. Why was remedial math taught by computer successfully helping high school students get ready for college when the exact same course at the community college wasn’t working? Since 2012, the state of...

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  • Students First: Aligning Student Success Initiatives

    Author: Jeannie Brown Leonard   Change is hard in higher education. At George Mason University, a relatively young, large, diverse, and decentralized institution, we joke that our campus navigational systems were built for a canoe, and they are less effective now that we are an aircraft...

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  • Leading Academic Transformation in Real Time

    A roomful of higher education leaders and faculty were gathered around tables. The space was abuzz with conversations, which continued at a quick pace, as all involved participated with a palpable sense of urgency. They were being timed. Like hackathons that have been popularized in startup...

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  • Outside the Boundaries: Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality in Learning

    Virtual reality, like rock n’ roll, is not something that can be described well. It must be experienced in order to be fully appreciated and understood. Interestingly, it has been catching on among educators. Since 2013, Emory Craig, Director of eLearning at the College of New Rochelle, and...

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